Colombia’s Peace at Stake in Polarised Election

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Colombians head to the polls on 27 May to choose a new president.

The frontrunners have starkly different views on peace talks with guerrillas and how to handle Venezuelan refugees.

  • Kyle Johnson
  • ICG

In this Q&A, our Colombia Senior Analyst Kyle Johnson surveys the field of candidates.

  • What’s at stake in the 27 May election?

Debe 1aThat day will see the first round of voting to decide who will be Colombia’s next president. Two outcomes are possible. The first is that no candidate gets more than 50 per cent of the…

The second potential – although extremely unlikely – outcome is that one candidate wins over half the votes and…

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